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Enid Lake - 5/19/2015

Water level 253.70 ft, rising 0.2 ft/day; 3.7 ft above rule curve Tuesday.   For water level information, call (662)563-4571 or check at for a table or for a graph.  The lake is supposed to be maintained at summer pool (250 ft) from May 1 – August 1.


The lake is coming up some from recent rains, with the river and creeks muddy.  Best luck in this situation should be for catfish in inflowing water with various natural baits.  Expect better fishing for crappie, bass, and other fish as the lake stabilizes and starts to clear up.


Most folks have been slow trolling for crappie 4 – 10 ft deep out from spawning areas or in the main lake with jigs and/or minnows or crankbaits.  A lot of short fish are being reported; use bigger baits to discourage smaller fish.  Channel cats are moving toward rip-rap rocks or other holes to spawn; fish worms or other baits under a bobber.  Lines and noodles (jugs) are also producing.  Few reports on grabbling yet.  White bass are mostly back in the main lake; fish jigs, tailspinner lures, or small crankbaits over sandy points.  There is no size or number limit on white bass.  Largemouth bass are 2 – 6 ft deep where spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, or other search lures fished over flooded cover on flats or secondary points in coves should draw strikes; look for clearer water.


The spillway had one gate open 2.0 ft and one open 3.0 ft (1500 cfs) Tuesday.  Best luck down here has been for catfish on natural baits.  Flatheads have been biting live bait.


Contact the COE office (662)563-4571 for accessible ramps at current water levels.


The daily limit for black bass (largemouth and spotted) is 7 fish, any size.


The daily creel limit for crappie on Enid Lake is 20 per person. Crappie must be over 12 inches.  Anglers fishing Enid Lake may use no more than 5 poles per person and no more than 2 hooks or lures per pole. There is a 50 crappie per boat limit for boats with 3 or more anglers. The 12 inch length limit does not apply to the reservoir spillway, but the spillway has a 20 crappie creel limit.

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